BOOSTING APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINEESHIP COMMENCEMENTS IN THE MINING & CIVIL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES

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WITH COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS LIFTING AND THE MINING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES STARTING TO REOPEN ITS TIME TO RE-EMPLOY AND UPSKILL YOUR EMPLOYEES.

 

The Federal Government has announced that commencing Monday 5th October 2020,

the Boosting Apprentice Incentive will be rolled out nationally.

 

WHAT IS THE SUBSIDY?

Under the Boosting Apprentices Commencements Scheme, employing a new trainee in mining or civil construction comes with a federal government subsidy for 50% of the wages (maximum $7000 per quarter up until 30th Sept 2021) to encourage businesses to hire and train their staff.

 

WHICH BUSINESSES ARE ELIGIBLE?

To be eligible for this your business needs to employ a new trainee or up skill an existing employee to undertake a Certificate II or higher qualification under a *formally approved training contract. 

Every Australian business in the Mining or Construction Industry, is eligible to receive this subsidy if:

Your business engages an **apprentice or trainee between October 5th 2020 and September 30th 2021.

There are no restrictions on geographic location or size of your business.

There is a cap of 30 places per employer (ABN) for existing employees when the meet the following criteria:

  • A casual staff member moves to a part-time or full-time employment and undertakes an apprenticeship or traineeship;
  • A part-time employee moves to a full-time position and undertakes an apprenticeship or traineeship.

*The contact must be formally approved by the state training authority. **This funding is not available for any apprentice or trainee receiving other wage subsidies, such as Supporting Apprentices and Trainees (SAT) or JobKeeper.

WHAT EMPLOYEES ARE ELIGIBLE?

Your employee is eligible to receive this incentive if they meet the following criteria.  

Your employee must be:

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident; or
  • A New Zealand passport holder who has resided in Australia for more than 6 months; or
  • A permanent *part time or **full-time employee; and 
  • Must not be in a business relationship with the ***ABN holder; and 
  • Has not previously completed the same qualification.

*Part time means a minimum of 15-38 hours per week. **Full time means accruing annual leave and sick leave. ***Relationship means you cannot be the business owner, partner, trustee or a shareholder.

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

You've hired a trainee, or your existing employee meets the criteria to receive this incentive.

This employee will now undertake a Certificate III traineeship in Surface Extraction Operations (RII30115) or Civil Construction Operations (RII30815).

MINRES is an approved Skills Assure Supplier and will work closely with our preferred Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider to formalise the training contract between the employee and the employer.

HOW IS TRAINING DELIVERED?

After the training plan is developed, training will be undertaken at your site under supervision to ensure that the performance criteria is met.  MINRES' nominated trainer and assessor will regularly undertake site visits to monitor the completion of the student log book.

ROLE OF THE  HOST EMPLOYER

  • Develop the training plan in consultation with the RTO and the trainee;
  • Agree to and sign the training plan;
  • Give the *DESBT signed notice if the apprentice/trainee is unlikely to meet the requirements of his or her training plan or cannot be completed within the nominal term of the training contract;
  • Check and update the training record at 3 monthly intervals for completed on-the-job training.

*Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

ROLE OF THE APPRENTICE/TRAINEE

  • Negotiate and agree on the training plan in consultation with the RTO and your employer;
  • Regularly update your training record/log book with details of training activities undertaken;
  • Keep your log book with you at all times;
  • Produce the log book for validation by your employer, trainer or the department when requested.

ROLE OF THE TRAINING ORGANISATION

  • Develop and agree on the training plan in consultation with the employer and the trainee;
  • Agree to and sign the training plan; and provide a copy within 14 days to the employer and the trainee;
  • Provide guidance to the trainee and the employer on 'how to use' the log book, including the requirement to produce the log book on request from the employer, trainer or the Department;
  • Check and update the training record with the formal/off-the-job training that has been completed, at a minimum, every 3 months.

Courses that are eligible for Boosting Apprenticeship Funding by State: 

Queensland:

  • RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration
  • BSB51918 Diploma in Business andLeadership
  • MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

South Australia:

New South Wales:

  • RII30115 Certificate III in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII30815 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations
  • RII40115 Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
  • RII50115 Diploma of Surface Operations Management
  • RII60215 Advanced Diploma of Extractive Industries
  • BSB51918 Diploma of Business and Leadership

Victoria:

Western Australia:

Northern Territory:

MINRES is not currently delivering any courses in the Northern Territory. Please call us if you would like more information.

Tasmania:

MINRES is not currently delivering any courses in the Northern Territory. Please call us if you would like more information.

CONTACT OUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR MORE INFORMATION